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  • He could not say afterwards, when discussing with her that rather pathetic nastiness, whether he really feared that his avournine (as Blanche was to refer later, in her bastard French, to Ada) might react with an outburst of real or well-feigned resentment to stark display of desire. . .

    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1969, Ada, or Ardor

    November 5, 2009

  • Variant of avourneen.

    August 20, 2010